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Ana Portalo Mesa


Ana Portalo Mesa


Professor, Master in Digital Marketing FT and Master in Digital Marketing PT

Communication Consultant for companies from various sectors


Communication, Media & Marketing

Ana Portalo is an Adjunct Professor in Public Relations & Corporate Communication (CC) at IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. She is a journalist and a corporate communication specialist, holding an Executive Master’s degree in Marketing & Corporate Communication from IE Business School. Within the CC field, she formed part of the official press office of the Spanish Parliament (Congress of Deputies) and she worked for the University of Navarra communication department, among other entities. She has also worked as an independent communication consultant for companies from a diverse range of sectors such as business coaching, HR and the pharmaceutical industry. As a journalist, she is specialized in political and parliamentary issues, having worked as a political journalist for national media outlets such as Época magazine and other Spanish print media outlets. In TV broadcasting, she has worked as an editor, political interviewer, reporter and scriptwriter for national TV channels, such as the Spanish Public TV (TVE), Antena 3 and Cuatro TV, on documentaries, news and prime time programs. She has also published articles in various press publications in Spain such as ABC, El Mundo del País Vasco and Nuestro Tiempo. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the ILEE (Institute for Strategic Leadership of Spain) in the area of Communication.

Corporate Experience

  • Communication consultant for companies from various sectors such as business coaching and pharmaceutical industry, Spain, 2011-Present
  • Editor, reporter, scriptwriter on several TV channels for various programs and documentaries on current affairs, research journalism and political issues:  Antena 3, Tele 5, Cuatro TV, TVE and Telemadrid, Spain, 2009-2013
  • Political journalist, Intereconomía Communication Group: worked on Capital radio news program; Intereconomía TV, as a political interviewer, editor and co-presenter of electoral programs; political writer for Época magazine; Chief Editor in Trámite Parlamentario, focused on parliamentary proceedings, Spain, 2001-2008
  • Responsible for the communication media campaign launch of Internet Names Worldwide Spain, part of the Australian Group Melbourne IT, Spain, 2000

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Corporate Communication, IE Business School, Master’s in Management, Spain, 2015-2017, 2018-2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Corporate Communication (Academic Excellence Award), IE University, Spain, 2017-2018
  • Adjunct Professor of Public Relations & Corporate Communication, IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, Master’s in Digital Marketing, 2018-Present

Academic Background

  • Executive Master’s in Marketing & Corporate Communication, IE Business School, Spain, 2015.
    • Graduated with Honorable Mention
    • Winner of the McCANN Award for best final group project in Corporate Communication 2015
  • Bachelor’s in Information Sciences- Journalism, University of Navarra, Spain, 1997